KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, VA

Located on the eastern shore of Virginia, this park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat featuring a major flyway for migratory birds. Kiptopeke Birding Areas: Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population...
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There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

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Group Pop Sites, Camping Lodge, Yurt Bunkhouse 14 0
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Group Pop Sites, Camping Lodge, Yurt YURT 6 0
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Description

Located on the eastern shore of Virginia, this park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat featuring a major flyway for migratory birds.

Kiptopeke Birding Areas: Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory, formerly known as Kestrel, and licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, volunteers capture, examine, weigh, band and release resident and migratory birds in Aug. 15 to Nov. 20 of each year. In the raptor research area, hawks, kestrels, osprey and other birds of prey are observed and banded from September through November. Kiptopeke's hawk observatory is among the top 15 nationwide.

Size: 536 acres.

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Bunkhouse

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

LODGE

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

PICNIC SHELTER

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

TRAILER SITE

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

YURT

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • 20 Amp Service
  • 30 Amp Service
  • 50 Amp Service
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Store
  • Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Fishing Pier
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Laundry
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Pier Fishing Pass
  • Playground
  • Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Swimming - Unguarded
  • Trails, Bicycle
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Ocean View Golf Course

This course features small greens, numerous bunkers and tree lined fairways with views of the Chesapeake Bay. The course is owned by the municipality, but it is managed by Virginia based Billy Capser Golf.
9610 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, VA, 23503
757-480-2094
Distance*: 21.68 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies
Getting There
Kiptopeke is three miles from the northern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which has a substantial each way toll charge, on Route 13. Turn west on Route 704; the park entrance is within a half mile. Kiptopeke State Park, 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310; Phone: (757) 331-2267
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK
3540 KIPTOPEKE DRIVE
CAPE CHARLES  VA  23310

Phone Number:

Information:  (757)331-2267
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